Leary named to state inmate grievance panel

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A Wilson resident who’s a veteran of North Carolina’s community corrections system has been named to the N.C. Inmate Grievance Resolution Board.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Phyllis Leary’s appointment to the board Friday along with the appointment of Durham police Capt. David W. Addison.

Leary served as a judicial district manager until 2013 and previously worked as a community corrections analyst and a chief probation and parole officer, according to the governor’s office.

Members are selected in various categories of experience, and Leary’s board seat was designated for “a member knowledgeable about corrections.” Addison, who is also an attorney, received the seat designated for an attorney nominated by the N.C. State Bar.

Leary and Addison were among 11 people whose appointments to state panels were announced Friday.

“These boards and commissions do important work for our state and I’m thankful that these talented North Carolinians are willing to serve,” Cooper said in a news release.

The five-member Inmate Grievance Resolution Board has jurisdiction over all appeals of inmate grievances filed through the state’s Administrative Remedy Procedure, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.